January 11

Lesson Plans: January 14-18

Pre-AP Eng I

1/14  SAT Vocabulary List 6 – list and directions are in the Google Classroom.  Flashcards DUE Friday 1/18; TEST is Friday 1/25

1/15  LTOW:  dystopia; Informational Text – Students will read and discuss 10 Supreme Court Cases that Every Teen Should Know.

1/16 Expository Writing:  In collaborative groups, students will draft their introductory paragraphs following their approved outline and notes for how to craft an introduction

1/17 Expository Writing:  Methods of Elaboration – students will take notes over the various ways to elaborate in writing before drafting their individual body paragraph for the collaborative essay; Flashcards DUE Tomorrow

1/18  Writing Benchmark QUIZ; Expository Writing:  In collaborative groups, students will draft their conclusion paragraphs following notes on how to craft a conclusion

Eng I

1/14  SAT Vocabulary List 6 – list and directions are in the Google Classroom.  Flashcards DUE Friday 1/18; TEST is Friday 1/25

1/15  LTOW:  dystopia; Informational Text – Students will read and discuss 10 Supreme Court Cases that Every Teen Should Know.

1/16 Expository Writing: Students will take notes over Smiley Face Tricks

1/17  Expository Writing: Students will search for and create their own Smiley Face Tricks in writing; Flashcards DUE Tomorrow

1/18  Writing Benchmark QUIZ; Expository Writing:  Students will complete their search for Smiley Face Tricks in literature

January 7

Lesson Plans: January 7 – 11

Pre-AP Eng I

1/7  Review of Policies & Procedures; Intro Expository Writing

1/8  Expository Writing:  Review Texas STAAR Rubric for EOC and sample essays looking for rationale of scores received

1/9  Expository Writing:  Review TEXEXT format for outlining and writing; Consider the question “Why is ??? important to White Oak High School?”.

1/10  Expository Writing:  Collaboratively brainstorm and outline response to question

1/11 SSR:  Visit library to check out book for independent reading; Book Talks DUE first week of March

Eng I

1/7  Review of Policies & Procedures and school supplies needed

1/8  Expository Writing: Consider the question “Why is ??? important to White Oak High School?”  Collaboratively brainstorm reasons and write individual paragraphs in response.

1/9  Expository Writing: Students will take notes over how to construct an introductory paragraph and then work on writing theirs.

1/10  Expository Writing:  Students will take notes over how to construct a conclusion paragraph and then work on writing theirs.

1/11  SSR:  Visit library to check out book for independent reading; Book Talks DUE first week of March

December 3

Lesson Plans: December 3 – 7

Pre-AP English I

12/3:  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; Family Feuds – students will research and gather information to present to the class about family feuds throughout history as background information for the reading of “The Interlopers.”  HW:  Watch video on irony in the Google Classroom

12/4:  “The Interlopers” – Students will read the short story, create a glossary of unknown words, and work in small groups answering and discussing questions

12/5:  “The Interlopers” – Students will begin writing a news article about the events of the feud in the short story; Book Talks; SAT Vocab List 5 TEST Friday

12/6:  “The Interlopers” – Students will complete their news articles; Book Talks; SAT Vocab List 5 TEST Friday

12/7:  SAT Vocabulary List 5 TEST; Book Talks

English I

12/3:  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; Family Feuds – students will research and gather information about a historical family feud as background information for the reading of “The Interlopers”

12/4:  “The Interlopers” – Students will read the short story and work in small groups answering and discussing questions

12/5:  Irony & Inferencing assignment in Google Classroom; Book Talks; SAT Vocab List 5 TEST Friday

12/6:  SSR; Book Talks; SAT Vocab List 5 TEST Friday

12/7:  SAT Vocabulary List 5 TEST; Book Talks

November 26

Lesson Plans: November 26 – 30

Pre-AP English I

11/26:  MUGshot Monday editing exercise; Essay Corrections from Night essay test; SAT Vocabulary List 5 – flashcards DUE 11/30 and TEST 12/7

11/27:  Class meets with Mrs. Pearce about scheduling for future years; students work on Vocab flashcards or read their outside novel

11/28:  Dead Words Project – Students will choose a word which needs to be laid to rest and create a tombstone and eulogy for it.

11/29:  Dead Words Project – Students will continue working on their tombstones and eulogies  HW:  Complete Dead Words Tombstone & Eulogy; SAT Vocab Flashcards DUE Tomorrow

11/30:  Dead Words Funeral – Students will present their tombstone before placing it in the “graveyard.”  HW:  Read individual novel for Book Talk next week 12/5-7

English I

11/26:  MUGshot Monday editing exercise; Essay Corrections from Night essay test; SAT Vocabulary List 5 – flashcards DUE 11/30 and TEST 12/7

11/27:  Class meets with Mrs. Pearce about scheduling for future years; students work on Vocab flashcards or read their outside novel

11/28:  Read “Gift of the Magi” in partners

11/29:  Watch TEDTalk video on irony and complete irony/inferencing assignment in Google Classroom; Homework:  SAT Flashcards DUE Tomorrow

11/30:  SSR:  Students will read their chosen novel for Book Talk next week

November 12

Lesson Plans: November 12 – 16

Pre-AP English I

11/12:  Night – Students will work through stations focusing on mood, inferencing, and textual support from the first 3 chapters of the memoir.  Homework:  read chapter 4

11/13:  Night – Students will work in pairs as they search for literary devices used in chapter 4 and identify various types of conflict thus far in the memoir.  Homework:  read chapter 5 and watch video lecture posted in the Google Classroom

11/14:  SAT Vocabulary List 4 Retest at 7:20 a.m. (NO LATE ENTRY); Night – Students will complete any reading or assignments still incomplete.  Homework:  read chapters 6-9

11/15:  Night – Students will participate in small group discussions of the memoir as a way to review one another in preparation for the essay test on Friday.  Homework:  dialectical journals are due tomorrow

11/16:  Night – TEST:  Students will use their dialectical journal for textual support as they write an essay about the memoir.

English I

11/12:  Night – Students will read chapter 4 in class and work through study questions together.

11/13:  Night – Students will read chapter 5 in class and work through study questions together.

11/14:  SAT Vocabulary List 4 Retest at 7:20 a.m. (NO LATE ENTRY); Night – Students will read chapters 6-9 in class and work through study questions together.

11/15:  Night – Students will review the memoir in preparation for a TEST Friday.

11/16:  Night – TEST

November 12

SAT Vocabulary List 4 Retest

ALL Freshmen:  Vocabulary retest will be offered on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:20 a.m.  If you want to take this test be in my room prior to that time because the door will be locked at 7:20 a.m. to provide a quiet environment for those working to improve their grade.  I will not open the door to let in latecomers.  Be on time.

November 5

Lesson Plans: November 5 – 12

AP English I

11/5  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; “The Most Dangerous Game” – students will take a quiz before taking notes over the TEXXEXXT method of essay writing before in-class discussion of Richard Connell’s short story and then writing an expository essay over the same.

11/6  LTOW – catharsis; Students will continue writing their expository essay focusing on the TEXXEXXT method of writing body paragraphs.  HOMEWORK:  Complete expository essays.  Bring a printed copy to class.

11/7  Students will work through revision stations before turning in their completed essays.

11/8  Students will be introduced to dialectical journaling in preparation for our novel study of Night by Elie Wiesel and research and gather information on both the author and history of the time as background knowledge.  HOMEWORK:  Read chapter 1

11/9  SAT Vocabulary List 4 TEST  HOMEWORK:  Read chapters 2-3

English I

11/5  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; “The Most Dangerous Game” – students will take a quiz before searching out meaningful quotes from the text and making connections about them

11/6  LTOW – catharsis; Night – Students will research and gather information on both the author of the novel and history of the time as background knowledge before the novel study begins.

11/7  Night – Students will read chapter 1 in class and work through discussion questions.

11/8  Night – Students will read chapters 2-3 in class and work through discussion questions.  HOMEWORK:  VOCAB List 4 TEST Tomorrow

11/9  SAT Vocabulary List 4 TEST

October 29

Lesson Plans: October 29 – November 2

Pre-AP English I

10/29:  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; SAT Vocabulary List 4 is in the Google Classroom – flashcards are DUE Friday, November 2 and TEST is Friday, November 9; Students will closely read “Why We Crave Fear” by Stephen King analyzing both text structure and writer’s technique before writing an argumentative paragraph on the horror genre.

10/30:  LTOW – atmosphere; Police & Citizen Interaction Instruction as well as Texas Shakespeare Festival performance will take place during the morning hours; afternoon class will focus on micro-fiction and write in four different genres.

10/31:  LTOW – atmosphere; 1/2 Day for students; morning class will focus on micro-fiction and write in four different genres.

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11/1:  Students will take notes over how to write body paragraphs and conclusion paragraphs.  HOMEWORK:  Students need to read the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” and complete SAT Vocabulary Flashcards.  DUE Tomorrow

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11/2:  Field Trip to Caldwell Auditorium for Chamber Theatre Production.

English I

10/29:  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; SAT Vocabulary List 4 is in the Google Classroom – flashcards are DUE Friday, November 2 and TEST is Friday, November 9

10/30:  LTOW – atmosphere; Police & Citizen Interaction Instruction as well as Texas Shakespeare Festival performance will take place during the morning hours; afternoon class will focus on micro-fiction and write in four different genres.

10/31:  LTOW – atmosphere; 1/2 Day for students; morning class will focus on micr0-fiction and write in four different genres

11/1:  Students will read “The Most Dangerous Game.”  HOMEWORK:  Complete SAT Vocabulary Flashcards.  DUE Tomorrow.

11/2:  Students will review TEXEXT format of writing before writing expository paragraph in response to “The Most Dangerous Game.” DUE Monday.

October 23

Lesson Plans: October 22 -26

Pre-AP English I

10/22:  Red Ribbon Week:  Wear red!  Edgar Allen Poe – Students will do an author study so that they will sharpen their research skills as they learn about an important figure in American literature in preparation for close reading of some of his works.

10/23:  Red Ribbon Week:  Wear a team jersey!  LTOW:  apostrophe; Edgar Allen Poe – Students will read a short story or poem in small group, analyze the meanings in light of Poe’s background before sharing their discoveries with the class.

10/24:  Red Ribbon Week:  Dress Hawaiian!  Students will review the grammar and content codes used when grading essays/writings, take notes on expectations of essay/writing composition corrections, and begin correction process on their introductory paragraphs – DUE Monday.  HOMEWORK:  Students will watch a video on the French Catacombs in Paris for background knowledge and read “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe for in-class discussion tomorrow.

10/25:  Red Ribbon Week:  Dress as a Nerd!  Students will sign a reading statement and participate in a full class discussion over “The Cask of Amontillado”  HOMEWORK:  Students will continue the correction process on their introductory paragraphs.

10/26:  Red Ribbon Week:  Dress as Your Future!  Students will complete a Storytelling Arc including textual evidence over “The Cask of Amontillado.”  HOMEWORK:  Students will complete the correction process on their introductory paragraphs.

English I

10/22:  Red Ribbon Week:  Wear red!  Edgar Allen Poe – Students will do an author study so that they will sharpen their research skills as they learn about an important figure in American literature in preparation for close reading of some of his works.

10/23:  Red Ribbon Week:  Wear a team jersey!  LTOW:  apostrophe;Edgar Allen Poe – Students will read a short story or poem in small group, analyze the meanings in light of Poe’s background before sharing their discoveries with the class.

10/24:  Red Ribbon Week:  Dress Hawaiian!  In class, students will watch a video on the French Catacombs in Paris for background knowledge before reading “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe.

10/25:  Red Ribbon Week:  Dress as a Nerd!  Students will participate in a class discussion over “The Cask of Amontillado” and complete a Storytelling Arc with textual evidence – DUE Monday.

10/26:  Red Ribbon Week:  Dress as Your Future!  Students will go to the library to check out their next SSR book.  Must completely read one novel and have a Book Talk by December 7th.  HOMEWORK:  Complete Storytelling Arc – DUE Monday.